The Northbound tour will take you through the neighbourhoods of Nørrebro, Østerbro, and Nordhavn (the North Harbour area) starting and ending at the historic centre of Copenhagen.
Starting from the central city the route will take you to places such as:
- The Mærsk Tower *
- Superkilen Urban Park
- Climate resilient Østebro:
- Sankt Kjelds Plads
- Nordhavn Masterplan
- Copenhagen International School
- The Silo
- Lüders Konditag
- Copenhill (from a distance)
- The Royal Playhouse
* There is a minor risk that the Mærsk Tower is not accessible due to unannounced events.
You will learn about buildings and projects by accredited Danish and international architects and urban designers such as:
- Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
- Lundgaard & Tranberg
- Dorte Mandrup
- COBE Architects
- Gehl Architects
- C.F. Møller
- … and others
“Phenomenal experience – probably my favorite in CPH / of all time! We got a high level of insight from the supremely clever and knowledgeable Alice and loved the tour. Highly recommend over a walking tour. “Yvonne, Paris, France
Who is this tour aimed for?
This tour is aimed at both visitors with a general interest in architecture and the UN sustainability goals as well as professionals within the building industries.
We take pride in addressing a broad variety of visitors in a straightforward language without pretentious archi-lingo. At the same time, we are not holding back on professional discussions and knowledge exchanges.
We also never shy away from taking a personal and sometimes critical standpoint by addressing and discussing also the mistakes and unintended consequences.
Small group size
We treasure the personal connection and the opportunity to exchange views and experiences along the way. Our maximum group size is 10.
It’s not a fitness session, but all participants should be fairly experienced on a bike and fairly comfortable in traffic. The pace is comfortable and we make plenty of stops.
The tour is suitable from 12 years up, the route mainly follows bike routes, and avoids heavy car traffic.
For someone new on a bike or uncomfortable on the bike lanes, we’ll be happy to offer a custom tour at a slower pace, choosing quieter routes. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your guides on the tour are:
Alice Lempel Søndergaard
Alice has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and has worked with communication within urban planning at a strategic level.
She has a profound interest in how our built environment and city planning are influencing everyday life in the city.
Asser is an architect by trade and an architecture guide in Copenhagen.
He has a background as a teacher at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, and later as a building architect on smaller, very diverse projects.
Since 2020 Asser is studying construction engineering at the DTU (Technical University of Denmark).
You can read more on his blog: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.
Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.
Bikes and equipment
On this tour, we use our Danish Winther high-quality bikes, a classy, traditional biking experience. We have different sizes, and the seats are adjustable.
Optional helmets are included as well as a bottle of tap water that we bring on the tour.
Before and after
Please meet us 15 minutes prior to the tour to get you equipped and ready, so we can start on time. In consideration of other tour guests, we cannot wait for latecomers.
We start and finish the tour at the beCopenhagen basecamp, Fortunstræde 1, 1065 Copenhagen.
You can store your luggage here during the tour, and after returning you can rest with a cold soft drink. Feel free to use our WiFi and charge your phone/device.
You can find additional and practical information on our FAQ page.